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Farrah J. Mateen, MD, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School. She is originally from Saskatchewan, Canada where she performed her undergraduate studies and received her medical degree (2005). She pursued adult neurology training at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota (American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2009) and a Fellowship in Medical Ethics at Harvard University (2008). Dr. Mateen's clinical and research fellowship training was at the Johns Hopkins Hospital (2012), supported by the American Brain Foundation. Dr. Mateen completed her doctoral studies in International Health at the Johns Hopkins University under the mentorship of Professor Robert Black (2014). Her doctoral work focused on emerging, non-hereditary risk factors for neurological disease in Bangladeshi and American Indian populations.She currently performs clinical and population-based research on neuro-immunological and neurological infectious diseases, including multiple sclerosis and HIV/AIDS. She is principal investigator of the Bhutan Epilepsy Project, a multi-country prospective study of a smartphone-based electroencephalogram (EEG). She also leads a prospective study of neurocognitive assessment in African schoolchildren, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Dr. Mateen chairs the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Global Health Section and the American Neurological Association International Outreach Committee. She is past chair of the AAN Ethics Section. She has worked with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, World Health Organization, Polio Eradication Initiative in Switzerland and India, and others. Dr. Mateen has traveled to >30 countries to advance neurological disease research and clinical care.
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Dr. Mateen has published >100 articles, including research maunscripts, reviews, and editorials. https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=c61pCZsAAAAJ&hl=enMateen FJ, Muralidharan R, Carone M, van de Beek D, Harrison DM, Aksamit AJ, Gould MS, Clifford DB, Nath A. Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy in transplant recipients. Ann Neurol 2011;70:305-22.Mateen FJ, Zubkov AY, Muralidharan R, Fugate JE, Rodriguez FJ, Winters JL, Petty GW. Susac syndrome: clinical characteristics and treatment in 29 new cases. Eur J Neurol 2012;19:800-11.Mateen FJ, Brook RD. Air pollution as an emerging global risk factor for stroke. JAMA 2011;305:1240-1.
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